Alderon Iron Ore Corp.
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Alderon Iron Ore Corp.

November 13, 2014 06:30 ET

Alderon Appoints Two New Hebei Directors to the Board

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 13, 2014) - Alderon Iron Ore Corp. (TSX:ADV)(NYSE MKT:AXX) ("Alderon" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that Mr. Liu Jian, Chairman and General Manager of Hebei Iron and Steel Group ("HBIS" or "Hebei") International Trade Corp. and Mr. Wang Jinhui, President of HBIS International Holding (Canada) Co. Ltd. have joined the Alderon Board of Directors effective immediately.

Mr. Liu has over 24 years of experience in the steel industry and has held positions in operations and project management, as well as in foreign joint venture cooperation. Prior to joining Hebei, Mr. Liu was the Vice President and Director of Tangsteel Group Co., Ltd. Mr. Liu holds a Master's Degree in Industrial Electrical Automation and won second prize for a China National Metallurgical Science and Technology Award.

Mr. Wang brings with him vast experience in engineering, project management, import and export trading and investment management. Prior to joining Hebei, Mr. Wang worked for Hanbaosteel in the Purchase and Sales Department. Mr. Wang is an Engineer with a PhD in Mechanical Design and will be based in Alderon's Vancouver office.

"We're very pleased to have such experienced Hebei representatives join our Board," says Mark Morabito, Executive Chairman of Alderon. "These new appointments continue to solidify our great working relationship and Hebei's continued support of both Alderon and the Kami Project."

Messrs. Liu and Wang replace Mr. Zejun Tian and Ms. Liangjun Zheng as Hebei's nominees on the Alderon Board of Directors. The Board of Directors would like to thank Mr. Tian and Ms. Zheng for their exemplary service over the past two years. Alderon also announces the resignation of Mr. John Vettese from the Board and would like to thank him for his significant contribution to the Company's development to date.

About Alderon

Alderon is a leading iron ore development company in Canada with offices in Montreal, Vancouver, St. John's and Labrador City. The Kami Project, owned 75% by Alderon and 25% by Hebei Iron & Steel Group Co. Ltd. ("HBIS") through The Kami Mine Limited Partnership, is located within Canada's premier iron ore district and is surrounded by three producing iron ore mines. Its port handling facilities are located in Sept-Îles, the leading iron ore port in North America. The Alderon team is comprised of skilled professionals with significant iron ore expertise to advance Kami towards production. HBIS is Alderon's strategic partner in the development of the Kami Project and China's largest steel producer.

For more information on Alderon, please visit our website at www.alderonironore.com.

ALDERON IRON ORE CORP.
On behalf of the Board
Mark J Morabito, Executive Chairman

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act and Canadian securities laws concerning anticipated developments and events that may occur in the future. Forward-looking information contained in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the development of the Kami Project.

In certain cases, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved" suggesting future outcomes, or other expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions, intentions or statements about future events or performance. Forward-looking information contained in this press release is based on certain factors and assumptions regarding, among other things, receipt of governmental and other approvals, the estimation of mineral reserves and resources, the realization of reserve and resource estimates, iron ore and other metal prices, the timing and amount of future exploration and development expenditures, the estimation of initial and sustaining capital requirements, the estimation of labour and operating costs, the availability of necessary financing and materials to continue to explore and develop the Kami Project in the short and long-term, the progress of exploration and development activities, the receipt of necessary regulatory approvals, the estimation of insurance coverage, and assumptions with respect to currency fluctuations, environmental risks, title disputes or claims, and other similar matters. While the Company considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect.

Forward looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. Such factors include risks inherent in the exploration and development of mineral deposits, including risks relating to changes in project parameters as plans continue to be redefined including the possibility that mining operations may not commence at the Kami Project, risks relating to variations in mineral resources, grade or recovery rates resulting from current exploration and development activities, risks relating to the ability to access rail transportation, sources of power and port facilities, risks relating to changes in iron ore prices and the worldwide demand for and supply of iron ore and related products, risks related to increased competition in the market for iron ore and related products and in the mining industry generally, risks related to current global financial conditions, uncertainties inherent in the estimation of mineral resources, access and supply risks, reliance on key personnel, operational risks inherent in the conduct of mining activities, including the risk of accidents, labour disputes, increases in capital and operating costs and the risk of delays or increased costs that might be encountered during the development process, regulatory risks, including risks relating to the acquisition of the necessary licences and permits, financing, capitalization and liquidity risks, including the risk that the financing necessary to fund the exploration and development activities at the Kami Project may not be available on satisfactory terms, or at all, risks related to disputes concerning property titles and interest, risks related to disputes with Aboriginal groups, environmental risks and the additional risks identified in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's Annual Information Form for the most recently completed financial year, which is included in its Annual Report on Form 40-F filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") or other reports and filings with applicable Canadian securities regulators and the SEC. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. The forward-looking information is made as of the date of this press release. Except as required by applicable securities laws, the Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking information.

Contact Information

  • Alderon Iron Ore Corp.
    Montreal Office
    514-281-9434
    514-281-5048 (FAX)

    Alderon Iron Ore Corp.
    Vancouver Office
    604-681-8030
    604-681-8039 (FAX)

    Alderon Iron Ore Corp.
    Evelyn Cox
    1-604-681-8030 ext 223 or 1-888-990-7989
    info@alderonironore.com
    www.alderonironore.com